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Arvo Pärt’s Days

From September 2 to 11, Arvo Pärt’s Days will end the Nargenfestival, started in June. Arvo Pärt’s Days will present six concerts dedicated to the music of Pärt.

* On September 2 at St. John’s Church in Tallinn at 7 pm, concert „Adam’s Lament – Grammy concert“ presents such works as Adam´s Lament, Beatus Petronius, Salve Regina, Statuit ei Dominus, Alleluia-Tropus, L´Abbé Agathon, Estonian Lullaby and Christmas Lullaby performed by Tui Hirv (soprano), Rainer Vilu (baritone), Vox Clamantis, Latvian Radio Choir, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Sinfonietta Rīga and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Tõnu Kaljuste. With the opening concert of Arvo Pärt’s Days the Grammy award for the best choral performance will be celebrated.

Listen to the concert: Estonian Classical Music Station Klassikaraadio.

* Pärt’s large-scale choral work Kanon Pokajanen will be performed on September 3 at 7 pm by Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir (conductor Tõnu Kaljuste) at St. John’s Church in Tallinn and September 6 at 7 pm by Vox Clamantis (conductor Jaan-Eik Tulve) at Head Church of Our Lord’s Transfiguration in Tallinn.

* On September 4 at St. John’s Church in Tallinn at 7 pm, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Tallinn Chamber Orchestra under the guidance of Tõnu Kaljuste will perform the program mostly made up of the works created in the 1980s: Festina lente, Ein Wallfahrtslied, The Woman with the Alabaster Box, Mein Weg and Te Deum.

* On September 9 at St. John’s Church in Tallinn at 7 pm, YXUS Ensemble (Maria Valdmaa – soprano, Iris Oja – alto, Endrik Üksvärav – tenor, Tõnis Kaumann – baritone, Ulla Krigul – organ, piano, Lauri Ahone – percussion) will perform music from year 1976: Trivium, Pari intervallo, Für Alina, An den Wassern zu Babel saßen wir und weinten and Sarah Was Ninety Years Old.

* Pärt’s Days will end with birthday concert of Arvo Pärt on September 11 at St. John’s Church in Tallinn at 7 pm. Two monumental concert pieces for soloist and symphony orchestra – Lamentate and Como cierva sedienta – will be performed by soloists Patricia Rozario (soprano, UK) and Marrit Gerretz-Traksmann (piano) with Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Tõnu Kaljuste.

More information: Nargenfestival.